I need to go about writing a will myself. I have a house and a car. plus personal belongings.
Sounds like your situation is quite simple. Perhaps the most cost effective way to write a will for a SIMPLE estate is to purchase a software package like Quicken Home Lawyer or a Will writing program from Nolo Press. Problem and reality is that most wills are not as simple as lay-people think. Hard to assure you that an inexpensive will making software program will do the job. But your situation, unless there are other complications, does sound simple. Its also difficult to assure that if you hire a lawyer you'll get a better result for the cost you incur unless you hire an experienced attorney. All that being said, here are a few pointers:
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